Boy Scout Troop 16

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Canton, Oh 44708

A department site of St. Joseph Catholic Church

Youth Protection Policy

Training Youth Protection Policy

To: All adult leaders of Troop 16 November 30, 2009

It is Troop 16's policy and commitment to remain compliant with all National Boy Scout Youth protection requirements and Diocese of Youngstown Child Protection policies.

For the "Boy Scout Youth Protection" requirements, all adult volunteers should complete and sign an "Adult Volunteer" registration form, making sure that your social security number is included. Turn this form into myself or Bob Long for processing. Then, you should take the BSA Youth Protection training (on-line is the best way), print out a copy of your certification of completion and provide the troop (myself or Scott Kettler) with a copy.

Regarding the "Diocese of Youngstown Child Protection Policy", there are basically 4 (four) parts (the troop has all of the forms):

The bottom line to all of this is that every adult that goes camping with the troop, is thinking about going camping with the troop, or spending any amount of time with the boys is required to take this training (per the BSA and the Diocese). From a liability standpoint, it makes sense and it really is in the best interest of the boys. If you have already completed one of these requirements, please provide us with copies of whatever you have.

If you have any questions, please contact either Scott Kettler (330-454-3279) or myself (330-280-3807).